Ortensia Continues UK Journey

August 2, 2012

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Ortensia Continues UK Journey

Australian mare Ortensia will continue her overseas journey in the United Kingdom with the Group 1 2012 Nunthorpe (1000m) later this month the primary target.


Ortensia is being targeted at the Group 1 Nunthorphe in England later this month

The Paul Messara-trained seven-year-old will have a lead-up run in Friday’s Group 2 George Stakes (1000m) before attempting to add a third Group 1 title to her resume.

After being transferred to Messara’s stables in 2011, the daughter of Testa Rossa took out the Winterbottom Stakes in Perth before tasting overseas glory in the Al Quoz Spring in Dubai earlier this year.

Messara is hoping for a dry track for the successful sprinter who has failed to place in two UK starts to date.

“It’s stopped raining over there at last,” Messara said.

“She runs on Friday and then the Group One three weeks later.”

In her first UK run in the King’s Stand Stakes in June, Ortensia laboured to finish ninth after overheating prior to the race.

She then struggled to handle extremely heavy conditions in the July Cup when finishing fourth and nearly nine lengths behind winner Mayson.

It has not yet been decided whether Ortensia will continue racing following the Nunthorpe but she has been nominated for the Sprint Cup on September 8 and also France’s Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp (1000m) in October.

It has also been speculated that she may be an overseas breeding proposition, with her extended time abroad meaning she will be absent for the Australian breeding season.

A winner of 11 of 32 starts, the former Tony Noonan-trained mare has collected over $1.4 million in prize money.

Since joining Messara’s stables, Ortensia has scored three victories from five starts.

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